Discuss the causes and origins of the Peloponnesian War. The Peloponnesian War was a long and brutal affair involving Sparta and its allies and the Athenian empire. The war was fought over supremacy in Greece but was also a struggle of opposing political systems and outlooks. There was division, within city states themselves, particularly Athens, over whether to go to war and then how to fight it. Sparta was eventually the victor of the conflict but at a terrible price to Greece.
Authoritative and powerful people have been described to be major figures during the Trojan War such as Helen of Troy, Hector and Achilles. These characters have been created to exaggerate the story. It is believed that the Trojan War started over the most beautiful woman in the world, Helen, a Greek stolen from her husband Menelaus by Paris, a Trojan. Heinrich Schliemann, an ‘archaeologist’ excavated Troy during the 1870’s finding Jewels which he believed to belong to Helen of Troy. This accusation is impossible as they were dated 1000 years after the war.
U.S.S Maine Opinion Paper American history is riddled with conspiracies, from Area 51 to the JFK assassination. While many are more notorious than others, some are less heard of; I am talking of course of the mysterious destruction of the U.S.S. Maine. My opinion of what happened to the Maine is highly possible because of the effect Imperialism had upon the United States at this time Tensions between America and Spain were extremely high at this point and all that was needed to begin a war between them was a spark. That spark was the blowing up off the Maine , but the question of who actually caused it goes unanswered still today.
The saga has been retold for hundreds of years and has become even harder to trace back to truth because of the many views on the account mainly by Homer’s take on the event in his fictions The Odyssey and The Iliad. His versions both contain gods and portray Achilles as immortal except for the heel of his foot. The movie Troy, aside from a bit of dramatization and a few minor twists in the tale, is probably more accurate than not. The main question that has been posed is if Troy really existed. Manfred Korfmann, a German archeologist, has led excavations on the site believed to be Troy told of by legends for the past 16 years.
The frogs was written a year before the ending of the Peloponnesian war which broke out in 432 B.C between Athens and Sparta and didn’t end until 404 B.C. The cause of the war was Sparta’s mistrust and fear of Athens’s continuing expansion of wealth and power. They feared that Athens would begin to dominate all of Greece’s states. Athens was a democratic and intellectual state with a superior navy while Sparta was a militaristic and narrow-minded state with a very powerful army. The Athenian empire was heavily outnumbered by Sparta and their allies.
Overall, Source W challenges source V, as it indicates that Germany’s aggressive actions since the turn of the century resulted in war. Source X implies how it is a matter of great controversy however leads more towards the fact that Germany had always wanted colonial expansion. Although it could be argued otherwise, it is evident that outbreak of war in Europe was due to an aggressive foreign policy which had been waged c.1900. Source V states that Germany, ‘felt encircled not only by the triple entente but also by the forces of change’. Although it is true that Germany was surrounded by an alliance system, indeed an extensive alliance system did surround Germany, whether they posed a threat or not is questionable.
Sophism is a school of thought and a system of education which began to infiltrate Greece around 485 BCE. Starting with Protagoras, sophism had increased appeal to scholars, peasants, and aristocrats alike. It was also the focal point of an absurd amount of controversy and political commotion because of its connection to atheism. Sophism is important in analyzing Greek history because of its influence on the culture, politics, and religion. This paper will also address the controversial question of whether or not Socrates should be considered a sophist.
The True Cause of The Great War: Who is to Blame? After World War 1 ended many historians had difficulty trying to figure out what was the main cause of the war and why it was so deadly. There are a lot of historians that figure that it was Germany’s fault because the Germans were looking to go to war and wanted conflict with the other countries that were involved, like the tension caused by the Moroccan Crisis. Although there are many historians that look at the formation of the alliances throughout Europe, like the Triple Entente and the Triple Alliance, were the cause of World War 1. Furthermore there are others who believe that the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, by Gavrilo Princip of Serbia, was the cause of the war.
The myth of Atlantis creates intrigue amongst historians to find this lost civilisation, so far many theories have been proposed, but are any of them sound, was Atlantis real? I would like to believe so.... MAIN THEORIES: Plato's Atlantis .Timaeus, written by Plato, 355 B.C. The story of the lost continent of Atlantis starts in 355 B.C. with the Greek philosopher Plato. Plato had planned to write a trilogy of books discussing the nature of man, the creation of the world, and the story of Atlantis, as well as other subjects.
Hellenic Athens and Sparta The barbaric stereotypes people think of when referring to the Spartan society makes the Athenian civilization seem to correspond to our modern society. However, the savage imagery we conceive of the Spartans prevents the exploration of their civility. Even though they did have an extremely militaristic state of mind, they also had an incredibly well organized government system. Politically, socially, and culturally, the two Hellenic city-states of Greece had many differences, but simultaneously were very similar. In the eighth century B.C.E., Hellenic Athens was an oligarchic government.